Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

I. Hegny, T. Strasser, M. Melik-Merkumians, M. Wenger, A. Zoitl:
"Towards an Increased Reusability of Distributed Control Applications Modeled in IEC 61499";
Talk: IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), Krakow, Poland; 09-17-2012 - 09-21-2012; in: "Proceedings of 2012 IEEE 17th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2012)", (2012), 8 pages.

English abstract:
Reusability of control code is crucial for future industrial
automation in order to allow the development of high
quality control systems in less time and with less cost. A
key stopper for automation software reuse is the current
intertwining of control logic with hardware specific code.
Existing approaches that tackled such a problem could
lead to improvements but will not sufficiently solve this
issue. In this work we investigate a concept based on a
logical grouping of I/Os to so called Instrumentation- and
Control-Points and decoupling them from the control application
by applying IEC 61499īs adapter concept. In
two industrial motivated application examples we show
that this concept fulfills the requirements for increasing
the reusability of control code by separating control logic
from hardware specific code. Moreover, it leads to a better
application software structure which is easier to maintain
and to understand.

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